Republic striker Patrick Schick capitalised on an error by Scotland goalkeeper David
Marshall to spectacularly double his side’s lead in their Euro 2020 Group D
encounter at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Monday. The Czechs went top of their
group, which also features England and Croatia, with the 2-0 win – courtesy of a brace
from their 25-year-old Bayer Leverkusen forward.
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opened the scoring with a towering header three minutes before the half-time
whistle but scored an early goal-of-the-season contender seven minutes after
the restart. After the ball fell into his path following a blocked Scottish
shot, Schick saw Marshall off his line and curled the ball into an empty net from
just beyond the half-line.
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took an early lead in the race for the golden boot, level with Belgium’s Romelu
Lukaku with two goals each.
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leaves Scotland’s dreams of advancing to the knockouts of a major tournament
hanging by a thread and they have to avoid a loss against old-rivals England in
their next game on June 18. Cech Republic will next take on Croatia in their
next fixture the same day.
take on Sweden in the final encounter on Monday, with France vs Germany and
Portugal vs Hungary rounding off the first match-day of Euro 2020.